9 With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor,
but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
6 The words of the wicked ilie in wait for blood,
but jthe mouth of the upright delivers them.
27 yA worthless man plots evil,
28 aA dishonest man spreads strife,
5 Whoever mocks the poor rinsults his Maker;
9 Whoever zcovers an offense seeks love,
but he who repeats a matter aseparates close friends.
6 A fool’s lips walk into a fight,
and his mouth invites da beating.
8 fThe words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels;
they go down into gthe inner parts of the body.
than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.
19 Whoever egoes about slandering reveals secrets;
and equarreling and abuse will cease.
9 xArgue your case with your neighbor himself,
and do not reveal another’s secret,
10 lest he who hears you bring shame upon you,
and your ill repute have no end.
23 The north wind brings forth rain,
and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.
20 For lack of wood the fire goes out,
21 As charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,
so is ra quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
they go down into the inner parts of the body.
are fervent lips with an evil heart.